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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Interventional Cardiology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,679Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 2 out of 28

$455K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 3 out of 28

606 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91%Patients 65 Years and Older
20% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
Higher avg Average for
this specialty
in Nebraska
Lower avg

Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

N/A

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

N/A

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 9,018 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 0%.

Brand Name Drugs

27% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 23%.

Prescription Price

$47 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $48 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

16 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of
this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Nebraska
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 591 575 1 2
SIMVASTATIN 582 527 2 4
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 493 485 3 7
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 468 458 4 13
WARFARIN SODIUM 445 434 5 10
FUROSEMIDE 393 355 6 6
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 331 322 7 5
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 323 291 8 8
TRANDOLAPRIL 309 307 10 9 42
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 306 288 10 12
LISINOPRIL 286 264 11 3
PLAVIX 271 249 12 15
CLOPIDOGREL 240 213 13 9
CRESTOR 230 226 14 17
CARVEDILOL 210 181 15 1
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 209 159 16 11
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 187 182 17 27
RAMIPRIL 175 165 18 23
AMIODARONE HCL 169 149 19 20
BYSTOLIC 155 144 20 21
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 138 129 21 16
DIGOXIN 130 128 22 19
RANEXA 128 111 23 34
SPIRONOLACTONE 119 111 24 14
OMEPRAZOLE 111 103 25 30
NIASPAN 104 78 26 37
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 92 79 27 28
NITROSTAT 90 77 28 32
LIPITOR 86 78 29 61
TAMSULOSIN HCL 73 67 30 63
LOVAZA 70 62 31 51
ATENOLOL 70 65 31 18
ZETIA 65 51 33 36
GEMFIBROZIL 63 63 34 65
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62 58 35 26
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61 45 36 50
BUMETANIDE 55 53 37 54
TRICOR 53 46 38 45
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on July 9, 2007.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.